Lionel Richie Says Daughter Sofia Dating Scott Disick will be ‘Just a Phase’

Lionel Richie doesn’t seem too concerned about his teenage daughter dating an older man. 

When the American Idol host was recently asked about 19-year-old Sofia Richie’s relationship with Scott Disick, 34, he chalked in which up to being “just a phase.”

“She’s 19,” Lionel, 68, told The Daily Telegraph. “When you’re 19 you know everything. will be in which going to be for life? I don’t know. yet for right today in which’s just a phase along with also I’m going to stand real still inside corner, get me a not bad drink along with also not make too much noise.”

Lionel echoed in which sentiment back in November when speaking with ET’s Nischelle Turner, saying in which he prefers not to get involved.

“All you have to do will be understand phases,” he told ET at the time. “Don’t get involved. Make your comment. Keep a straight face. Don’t get involved. along with also sure enough in which’s always the person you want to be with your daughter or your son. They don’t pick those people. in which’s always the person they fall in love with along with also you go be calm. Just be calm.”

The GRAMMY winner also added in which seeing Sofia so smitten over Disick will be bringing back the memories. 

“today I know what my parents meant when I came through the door with my Afro along with also my girlfriend along with also said ‘Dad, I’m in love’ along with also [he] looked at me along with also said ‘Okay, we’re going to leave you alone for a minute along with also you’ll figure in which out,'” Lionel joked to The Daily Telegraph. “My daughter will be getting me back for my Afro days!”

When asked about Disick, who has been dating Sofia for several months after splitting with Kourtney Kardashian in 2015, Lionel described him as “very nice.”

“by what I met of him he’s a very nice guy,” he said, adding in which he isn’t sure what to think about the Kardashians. “When you hang around the reality world, who knows what you are definitely doing? This particular will be a well-oiled machine, the Kardashian machine. I don’t definitely know what to think. I told Sofia I will have no opinion. I’ll continue to be my cheerful self along with also move on.”

ET spoke to Lionel last November, when he made made similar comments about Sofia’s relationship with Scott.

“All you have to do will be understand phases,” he said. “Don’t get involved. Make your comment. Keep a straight face. Don’t get involved. … Just be calm.”

On the some other hand, the Kardashian-Jenners haven’t been quite as accepting of Sofia along with also Disick, who shares three children with his ex Kourtney. While Kendall Jenner has shaded the reality star on more than one occasion, Kourtney’s mom Kris Jenner recently questioned the relationship along with also 15-year age gap between the two.

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